Best Movies on Netflix Instant to Watch Instantly and a Netflix Review

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Think it’s hard to find the best movies on Netflix instant streaming? We do too. We think it’s especially hard to find the best rated movies on Netflix. (However, my children watch Netflix TV Shows so much that we barely use our cable anymore.) That’s why we created this list of the best family-friendly movies and Christian movies on Netflix streaming so you can find a the best movies to watch on Netflix to cuddle up and watch. We feel that this list includes some of the best Netflix movies online. We ended up with such a long list that we created a separate post for Netflix TV Shows.

We signed up for Netflix about a year ago and found ourselves asking “What are the best movies on Netflix?” When we first signed up I thought there weren’t very many good, clean family-friendly, popular Netflix movies and thought we would just do it for a month or two until we ran out of movies. Well, it’s on our Roku in our living room and we don’t have normal tv in that room so it’s our children’s only choice so they watch children’s tv shows. You can watch all the Blue’s Clues, Curious George, Backyardigans or Dora episodes as many times as you want in order with no commercials. So if you have children, I would definitely recommend it. They can use the remote because there are pictures so they can see exactly what show they want.

One of the other cool features of Netflix is their recommendations. If you find a movie you like, it will give you suggestions of other movies you might like. That’s how I find most of the movies I like. Now, if you are an adult and want to watch movie after movie every night, I don’t think it’s so good. I think you’re better off finding a TV show to watch because their are not very many quality family-friendly movies for adults. Yes, they have lots and lots of movies but tons of them are movies you’ve never heard of and lots of them are definitely not family-friendly. I am happy with their selection of Christian movies though. They have quite a few of them that I’ve stumbled across. They do throw in a few titles of high quality movies that did well in the theaters but if you want a wide selection of great movies, you’re going to have to do the DVD by mail service.

A neat feature of Netflix is their parent controls. Just click

on Your Account and Help, then under Preferences click on Parental Control Settings. You can then click on what setting you prefer (PG-13 and below, PG and below, etc). A very good and necessary feature.

Another annoying part of Netflix is ever since their last upgrade, when you do a search on Netflix, the results are horrible. It often won’t list what you are looking for. A little trick to get around that is to go to Google or other search engine and type in the name of the movie followed by the word Netflix and it will bring it right up. Go figure.

To help you out, we have compiled a list of the best movies and TV shows that we think are worth watching. We will also update this list over time so please let us know in the comments of other good movies you like or movies on here that should not be.

**Last Updated 7/26/2013

A list of almost 300 of the best family-friendly and Christian movies on Netflix streaming. - MommyBearMedia.com #netflix #streaming #movies #netflixmovies

What Good Films Are On Netflix

Sabrina (1954)

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

Netflix Star Rating: 5

WWJD 2: The Woodcarver

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Netflix Star Rating: 5

White Christmas

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Second Chances

Netflix Star Rating: 5

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 5

The Letter Writer

Netflix Star Rating: 5

A Man Called Peter

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Leapfrog: Math Adventure to the Moon

Netflix Star Rating: 5

The Tigger Movie

Netflix Star Rating: 5

A Shine of Rainbows

Netflix Star Rating: 5

What If

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Secret of the Wings

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Maid in Manhattan

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy Rescue

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Air Buddies

Netflix Star Rating: 5

October Baby

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Mulan 2

Netflix Star Rating: 5

The Encounter

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Runaway Bride

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Music of the Heart

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Top Gun

Netflix Star Rating: 5

The Fox and the Hound 2

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Air Bud: World Pup

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Veggie Tales: Sweetpea Beauty

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Transformers Rescue Bots

Netflix Star Rating: 5

Marvel’s The Avengers

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Roman Holiday

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Brother Bear 2

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

People Will Talk

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Where the Red Fern Grows

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Warrior

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

True Grit

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Move Over Darling

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

The Perfect Game

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

The Magic of Belle Isle

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Tinker Bell

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Miss Annie Rooney

Netflix Star Rating: 4.5

Charade

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The African Queen

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Into the Woods

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Lonesome Dove

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Mulan

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Spirit of the Marathon

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Camp Rock

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Cheetah Girls

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Shunning

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Rescuers Down Under

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Flicka Country Pride

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Christmas Bunny

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Brian’s Song

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Muppet Movie

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Man From Snowy River

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Ghost

Netflix Star Rating: 4

ParaNorman

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Rescuers

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Black Beauty

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Katy Perry: Part Of Me

Netflix Star Rating: 4

McLintock!

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Way

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Agatha Christie: Miss Marple

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Dumbo

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Captain America: The First Avenger

Netflix Star Rating: 4

It’s An Adventure Charlie Brown

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Clue

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Alice in Wonderland

Netflix Star Rating: 4

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Faith Like Potatoes

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Adventures of Tintin

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Great Mouse Detective

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Fox and the Hound

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Turtle – The Incredible Journey

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Aristocats

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Footloose (1984)

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Footloose (2011)

Netflix Star Rating: 4

A Home of Our Own

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 4

A Charlie Brown Celebration

Netflix Star Rating: 4

High School Musical 2

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Forever Strong

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Radio

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Conspirator

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Care Bears Movie

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Snowmen

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Netflix Star Rating: 4

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The 5th Quarter

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 4

The Secret of Moonacre

Netflix Star Rating: 4

Emma

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Benny & Joon

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Disney Parks: Disneyland Resort

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Truman Show

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Secret of Nimh

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Barefoot in the Park

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Coach Carter

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Heidi (Shirley Temple)

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Liar Liar

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Black Stallion Returns

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Last Holiday

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Do Not Disturb

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

All About You

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

How to Frame a Figg

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Land Before Time III

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Hanna’s Gold

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Free Willy 4: Escape From Pirate’s Cove

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Thumbelina

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Tale of Desperaux

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Pocahontas

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Playing for Keeps

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

End of the Spear

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Rust

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel

* A great Christian movie *

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Broken Hill

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Emma Smith: My Story

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Somewhere in Time

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

The Borrowers

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

Cleopatra

Netflix Star Rating: 3.5

13 going on 30

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Mrs. Brown

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Enchanted April

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Quigley Down Under

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Saints and Soldiers

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Hercules

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Netflix Star Rating: 3

High School Musical

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Stuart Little 2

Netflix Star Rating: 3

The Little Engine That Could

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Honey We Shrunk Ourselves

Netflix Star Rating: 3

The Hunger Games

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Hugo

Netflix Star Rating: 3

Hungry For Change

Netflix Star Rating: 3

 Treasure Planet

Netflix Star Rating: 3

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Netflix Star Rating: 2.5

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Netflix Star Rating: 2.5

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

Netflix Star Rating: 2.5

Schoolhouse Rock! Earth

Netflix Star Rating: 2.5

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Netflix Star Rating: 2

Outsourced

Netflix Star Rating: 2

Antz

Netflix Star Rating: 2

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Netflix Star Rating: 2

The Hunt For Red October

Netflix Star Rating: 1

Taylor Swift: Journey To Fearless

Netflix Star Rating: 1

Thor

Netflix Star Rating: 1

The Mask of Zorro

Netflix Star Rating: 1

The Double

Netflix Star Rating: 1

Rango

Netflix Star Rating: 1

Comments

  1. says

    We had Netflix, but then didn't use it for three months. I then canceled my subscription, but now that it is fall we have been thinking of starting it again. Just still not quite sure because you are right sometimes you get results in a search that aren't great, or it takes them a long time to get the new movies out.

  2. says

    I love my netflix, I try to get in as many movies as I can but I am not a big fan of the weekly shows, I just find them boring…. great page and am looking forward to seeing more ratings ; ).

  3. Dawn Justice says

    Great list of Netflix movies :) you had a lot of my favorites on there as well. My #1 being The Twilight Zone I remember watching this with my dad when I was younger.

  4. says

    Netflix streaming has cut me cable bill literally in half if not by more cable companies won't make it much longer with this option around people are crazy not to use it I love it thanks for the listing of what is available I hate trying to find everything.

  5. says

    We love our netflix..we can watch so many educational shows to help in our homeschooling. I also love that we can watch shows from years ago,, did we really used to dress like that..lol. Also love I can easily catch up on shows I missed.

  6. Krista Grandstaff says

    We love our Netflix..and actually…you can find quite a few family friendly movies if you branch out and don't always have to have movies made in the US… I lived in Europe for most of the 90's so I'm used to foreign films.. my kids love them.. :) ( my 12 yr old daughter is partial to Indian/ Bollywood movies… lots of music and dancing, light romance, no sexual situations to worry about… usually very sweet :)

  7. Arnold Schizopolis says

    I've had Netflix streaming for a few years now. I'm thinking of switching to Hulu Plus because they have all the Criterion Collections. Since both services are 7.99/month. I'm thinking of alternating every few months. Has anyone does this before?

  8. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don't have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

    • says

      We really like our Roku. We use it where we don't have cable and it saves us a lot of money. Another trick is to find what you want on the computer and put it in your queue then you can see it all on your Wii.

  9. Jessi Taylor says

    Thanks for the info – I always struggle to find movies I can watch WITH my seven-year-old. He watches plenty on his own – Phineas and Ferb, Rugrats, Curious George, and many others that I can't recall at the moment. But I don't want to be bored to death when sitting and watching with him, nor do I want him scared or hurt by a movie (Lilo and Stitch had him so upset that he was convulsing) so I usually have to pre-watch something before I can let him see.

  10. says

    Thanks for this! I've been a member of Netflix of awhile but I mostly watch TV shows just because I don't really know what movie to watch. I'm definitely going to bookmark this page so next time I'm looking for a good movie, I'll be sure to refer to this list!

  11. Sylvia Ortiz says

    I recently watched "Machine Gun Preacher" which is about a drug dealer who turns his life around to become a spiritual warrior. Very moving! Warning thoug: it is Rated "R".

  12. Heidi LeMay says

    Thanks for the all the suggestions. I haven't had Netflix in a while, but now I'm going to have to renew my membership.

  13. Sherry Butcher says

    I've never seen a review like this, very user friendly and if I had the money I'd go netfilx. Thanks.

  14. Jan Messali says

    I'm surprised by the low ratings on some of these. We loved TinTin (only 77% liked it) and Jumanji (65%!) Wow. Streaming sounds like a good option.

  15. Stephanie Dake-Thompson says

    your list has saved me so much time from trying to find a good movie on Netflix to watch. I usually spend so much time just surfing through everything that I end up not even watching a movie. Thanks for your time on this!

  16. says

    I have Netflix streaming thru my Bluray player, and I have nothing but problems with it…the speed sucks, and it stops to buffer like twenty times during a movie or show…and it's directly connected to the highspeed router, so it's not my internet connections…it's Netflix. Worst ever.

  17. Maddie Klingaman says

    A good on on Netflix that I just saw tonight is HUGO. It's a VERY family oriented film and overall a great and entertaining film. If you have not seen it, I HIGHLY recommend it.

  18. Kimberly Wiley Lazor says

    I have Netflix, and my kids love it. I was disappointed in the movie selection for the streaming membership, as the new movies require a DVD membership, which I don't want to be bothered with. Otherwise, it is very cost effective. Thanks.

  19. Maddie Klingaman says

    I love the ghost and Mrs. MUIR! by the way I think that Netflix has a bunch of new Christian movies now. I found a whole bunch of them.

  20. says

    We used Netflix for years. My husband would get the movies in the mail, but now we use the streaming method only. Saves a lot of hassle of having to return the disks.

  21. Gayle Talabay says

    I have been using Netflix for about over a year, instead of cable or TV service, and I absolutely LOVE it!

  22. Mary Lady says

    My husband and I always have trouble picking out what movies we want to watch. This is a great list!

  23. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

    • says

      We do use our Roku a lot. Partly because of where it’s at, but it’s also a really, easy simple remote to use and my children can figure it out at a really young age.

  24. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

  25. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

  26. says

    We had Netflix, but then didn’t use it for three months. I then canceled my subscription, but now that it is fall we have been thinking of starting it again. Just still not quite sure because you are right sometimes you get results in a search that aren’t great, or it takes them a long time to get the new movies out.

  27. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

  28. Peter says

    They don’t have the tv show The Goldbergs. They have no good tv shows. Watch The Goldbergs on ABC. My family loves to sit together and watch The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Modern Family on Wednesdays. And Fresh off the Boat on Tuesdays.

  29. Peter says

    Netflix doesn’t have any Chaplin films, One Hitchcock, and a lot of John Wayne which is good but they don’t have his more famous films like Stagecoach and The Searchers.

  30. Peter says

    Good stuff on netflix: High Noon, Shane, Sunset Blvd. All About Eve Man who Shot Liberty Valance Annie Hall Patton though a lot of this stuff was recently added

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